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Shipments DHL processes in Ontario focus on international trade and e-commerce, and include documents, small parcels and palletized freight. The new $7m facility includes 75,000-square-feet of building space, up from about 39,000-square-feet at DHL’s former facility in Ontario. The new warehouse includes more dock doors, as well as two conveyor belts with processing capacity of up to 3,000 pieces per hour.
“DHL’s expansion in Ontario is a direct reflection of our customers’ business growth, which has been bolstered by an uptick in international shipping, largely due to the rise of e-commerce,” said John Fox, General Manager for DHL, Western U.S. The Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce reported that air cargo moving through the Ontario Airport (ONT) increased by more than 15 percent year-over-year in 2017.
Examining the latest quarterly results from the DHL Global Trade Barometer help explain the logistics provider’s moves to expand warehouse operations across the world. DHL remains optimistic about expected growth in global trade, as its most recent trade barometer findings indicate that “Asia’s economies are clambering towards new levels of growth not seen in recent times,” according to Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
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